William Pesek

For William Pesek's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

What Alibaba's Jack Ma can teach Xi Jinping

/ Jan 11, 2017

What Alibaba's Jack Ma can teach Xi Jinping

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump isn't an emperor, or Jack Ma a lowly tributary. But in paying tribute to the incoming leader of the reigning superpower, Ma hopes to avoid the wrath of Trump Nation. There's no other way to describe Asian billionaires like Alibaba's Ma ...

/ Jan 9, 2017

Japan's zero growth nightmare

It's the rare economic tale that involves suicides, robots and arms dealers. Welcome to Japan, where science fiction may begin to trump economic fact in ways the global audience has yet to realize. That's not what the financial headlines suggest. As the press put 2016 ...